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Major League Gaming launches streaming platform for eSports

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Major League Gaming launched its own premium streaming platform for eSports today, MLG.TV.

MLG created the video platform and proprietary video player, which has been in pre-launch beta until its official launch today. During the pre-launch period, it streamed more than 1.3PB of video content globally and experienced more than 1,000 percent growth in video consumption.

With the MLG.TV service now fully launched, it will be used to support MLG's own content as well as select premium eSports content. The platform will be used this weekend to stream the first-ever Call of Duty: Ghosts tournament and international Dota 2 tournament, which will run from Nov. 22-24. Both tournaments will be streamed exclusively on MLG.TV. The service features 1080p HD streaming and a Twitter-driven chat feature.

In addition to tournaments, MLG.TV will be used for daily eSports programming. MLG has teamed up with Call of Duty team OpTic Gaming and European eSports league Gfinity to produce event-driven, regularly-scheduled content for the network.

The service can be accessed at MLG's website. Polygon's interview with MLG CEO Sundance DiGiovanni in which he talks about the future of the league can be read here.